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The programs below are excellent activities for any Science Olympiad participant. If you are interested in having your program listed here, contact Jenny Kopach.


Expand your horizons with the Yale Young Global Scholars Program

June, July and August 2017

The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program is an academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. Participants will attend lectures by distinguished Yale faculty, participate in a variety of topical seminars designed specifically for YYGS and working in teams, develop and present a novel, pragmatic response to a contemporary challenge in one of the core program areas. YYGS has now expanded to accommodate 1,000+ participants. Need-based scholarships are available, and well-rounded students are welcome. Apply by January 31, 2017

Science Olympiad participants! Be sure to check the "Science Olympiad" box when asked where you found out about YYGS!

New for 2017 - YYGS has expanded its Science & Technology offerings with these two new sessions:

  • Frontiers of Math & Science (June 19 - July 2, 2017)
  • Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (June 19 - July 2, 2017)

Additional and Returning STEM Sessions include:

  • Applied Science & Engineering (July 9 - July 22, 2017)
  • Biological & Biomedical Science (July 27 - August 9, 2017)
  • Politics, Law & Economics (July 27 - August 9, 2017)
  • International Affairs & Security (July 9 - July 22, 2017)

Yale University is home to the Yale University Science Olympiad Student Club and hosts the Yale Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament.

Many Science Olympiad events are great idea-starters for contest entry videos!

Enter the 2017 Competition to win $25,000! In 2016, the Grand Prize Winner, Maanasa Mendu from Mason, Ohio, was a Science Olympiad Team Member! In 2015, the Grand Prize Winner, Hannah Herbst from Boca Raton, Florida, was a Science Olympiad Team Member, too! Middle school students can upload a short video for a chance to compete in a live, head-to-head final at 3M HQ in Minnesota in October. Top Ten winners win $1,000 each, and many have come from Science Olympiad teams. See the teacher letter and contest overview for more info. Teachers can encourage specific students and Science Olympiad team members to enter by presenting the Nomination Certificate found here. Every year several Science Olympiad students are semifinalists and finalists!